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La Liga: Luis Suarez, Neymar on target as Barcelona win 2-0

Barcelona: Barcelona kept pace with Real Madrid at the top of La Liga on Saturday as Luis Suarez and Neymar once again compensated for the absence of Lionel Messi with a goal apiece in a 2-0 win at Getafe.

Barcelona's Uruguayan forward Luis Suarez (L) and Barcelona's Brazilian forward Neymar celebrate after scoring a goal during the Spanish league football match Getafe CF vs FC Barcelona at the Coliseum Alfonso Perez stadium in Getafe. Pic/AFP
Barcelona's Uruguayan forward Luis Suarez (L) and Barcelona's Brazilian forward Neymar celebrate after scoring a goal during the Spanish league football match Getafe CF vs FC Barcelona at the Coliseum Alfonso Perez stadium in Getafe. Pic/AFP 

Neymar and Suarez have now combined for Barca's last 14 league goals since Messi went down with knee ligament damage over a month ago.

However, it was Sergi Roberto who shone brightest for Barca as his stunning backheel assist freed Suarez for the opener before also crossing for Neymar to volley home the second to cap off a rapid counter-attack.

"I think we played a very intelligent game," Suarez told Canal Plus. "We controlled the ball during the whole game and tried to find the space we could."

However, the former Liverpool man denied he and Neymar's relationship was making it easy to forget Messi in his absence. "People remember him just as well because he is the best player in the world."

Spanish La Liga table

Real Madrid 10 7 3 0 24 4 24
Barcelona 10 8 0 2 22 12 24
Celta Vigo 10 6 3 1 21 13 21
Atletico Madrid 10 6 2 2 15 6 20
Villarreal 10 6 2 2 15 8 20
Eibar 10 4 4 2 13 10 16
Valencia 10 4 3 3 11 7 15
Athletic Bilbao 10 4 2 4 16 13 14
Deportivo La Coruna 10 3 5 2 15 12 14
Espanyol 10 4 1 5 11 21 13
Sevilla 10 3 3 4 14 14 12
Sporting Gijon 10 3 3 4 11 14 12
Real Betis 10 3 3 4 10 16 12
Getafe 10 3 1 6 10 15 10
Rayo Vallecano 10 3 1 6 11 18 10
Real Sociedad 10 2 3 5 12 12 9
Malaga 10 2 3 5 5 8 9
Granada 10 1 4 5 10 18 7
Las Palmas 10 1 3 6 7 16 6
Levante 10 1 3 6 6 22 6

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